St Davids College

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Sport at St David's College

Every child should be physically active.

Our goal is to help each individual discover what works for them and develop a life-long interest in fitness, nutrition, and well-being.

Whether a child dreams of playing elite rugby or netball for their country, or finds their physical fulfillment through rock-climbing or sailing, we will offer the time, support and facilities to ensure that each and every pupil discovers their inner athlete.

Our extensive grounds, award-winning sports provision, and close relationship with some of Wales’s finest sporting clubs, coupled with our location on the doorstep of Snowdonia’s mountains, the beaches, and the Irish Sea, enable us to offer an outstanding package in physical education.

Award-winning Sport for All

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Sport in the curriculum for Years 5-9 includes three timetabled lessons a week of PE and sport, giving every child the opportunity to try out rugby and soccer (boys), netball and tag rugby (girls), cross country, athletics, tennis, cricket, swimming, functional movement, badminton, golf, and even ultimate frisbee. Outdoor Education is in addition to this. Years 10 and 11 also have three timetabled sports lessons a week, where they develop these skills and interests further. Although sport is optional in the Sixth Form, most pupils will take part in numerous sports, exercise classes, and outdoor pursuits.

In addition, many activity-session options are sports-related, allowing pupils to try a new sport or develop a deeper understanding of a sport. Across sport, activities, and outdoor education a pupil can include over 15 hours of physical activity into their school week.

If pupils have an interest in a sport or activity which we do not currently offer, we can usually accommodate them through our wide network of links with local clubs and coaches.

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Rugby

Rugby is the main team sport for boys in the Autumn and Spring terms. Every boy has the chance to try rugby, no matter at what age they join the school or if they have never played before. The school competes in over 60 fixtures during the season locally, regionally, and nationally, with Elite developmental support from professional coaches at school and with Rygbi Gogledd Cymru (RGC) as commercial and academic partners.

Plans to develop a Girls Rugby team to represent St David's College are well underway with current Wales international Jess Kavanaugh as Coach. St David's has partnered with RGC and the WRU with a view to developing the first Elite Rugby Pathway of its kind for Girls in North Wales.

Rugby at St David's College

Cricket

St David's College offers Cricket as one of its main Summer sports for both Boys and Girls. We have partnered with Llandudno Cricket Club and have access to their facilities, nets, and coaching throughout the year.

The onsite strength and conditioning suite at St David's allows all students to develop away from the field as well as take advantage of our innovative use of technology to develop in their own time.

Cricket at St David's College

Netball

Netball is played at St David’s College by girls in the Autumn and Spring terms. Every girl learns netball in sports lessons, and many go on to represent the school at some stage in their school life. We field impressive teams from the age of 9 through to Under 18s, and offer close ties with local club netball.

Netball at St David's College

Cross Country

Cross Country takes place in the Autumn and Spring terms. All pupils in Years 5-13 take part and many go on to compete for the school locally, regionally, and nationally. The inspiring locations of the local beaches and mountains offer unrivalled training grounds for our runners – whether they run for general fitness or at an elite, competitive level. The Cross Country fixture list includes regular ISA (Independent Schools Association) competitions throughout the season as well as progression in the Snowdonia Fell Races.

Athletics

Athletics is a key sport for all in the summer term with Sports Day being hotly contested and records constantly under pressure. Many of our athletes compete at Junior and Inter level in the Conwy County based events and several go on to represent North Wales in the Welsh Championships in Cardiff. Our senior and junior students compete in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Athletics Competitions at local and regional levels and against the best in the UK at the nationals in London.

Athletics

Tennis

Professional tennis coaching is available throughout the year to all pupils, utilising the school’s four tennis courts and local indoor facilities. The junior and senior teams compete throughout the summer term in numerous local, regional, and ISA competitions.

Tennis at St David's College

Awards & Qualifications

Dan Lycett

PE & Sport Department

Mr. Dan Lycett

Head of PE & Sport